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U.S. Expert on Strategic Research Lectures in Israel’s War College

Dr. Herman Kahn, head of the Hudson Institute for Strategic Research in the United States and a leading expert on nuclear warfare, said here today that, if he were an Israeli, “I would advise you to engage in nuclear research but not to manufacture nuclear weapons.”

Dr. Kahn, who is on a visit here to give guest lectures to the Israeli War College, made the statement in an interview after a visit to Nahal Sorek, where Israel has an atomic reactor. He said also that, if Israel and the Arab states had nuclear arms, in theory this would stabilize the Arab-Israel conflict if all the governments were sensible and responsible; but, otherwise, their conflict could cause untold tragedy.